Learn how to establish one to one meeting in order to avoid constant interruptions at work. Author, Dave Crenshaw, gives tips for establishing a pattern with direct reports so they have an outlet for their questions.
- Interruptions are a massive productivity killer…in the workplace.…These switches in attention can chew up…at least 28% of your day.…That's an entire work week every single month.…I've found the most common source of these switches…in attention come from quick questions.…I call them the dreaded double Q.…You're working on your email and someone calls and says,…"I'm sorry, I've got just a quick question."…Or they knock on your door and they say,…"Just a quick question."…These little, quick questions are important,…yet, most of us are handling them in an inefficient way.…
How can we handle all these quick questions,…yet still be polite and responsive as a manager?…What the hammer is to a carpenter,…the one-to-one meeting is to a manager.…It's a pattern that we establish…where we meet with people on a regular basis…to handle every quick question.…Think of one person that you manage,…someone that you have the most questions for…and they have the most questions for you.…Now, how often should we meet with that person?…
In this course, best-selling author Dave Crenshaw offers managers at all levels practical strategies for efficient time management. Dave covers time management best practices for managing people, including delegating tasks, managing expectations, and establishing productive one-on-one meetings. He also provides helpful tips for managing projects, including how to coordinate multiple projects, allocate scarce resources, hold a team accountable to deadlines, and communicate deadline changes when necessary. Additionally, Dave covers how to manage priorities, including using your calendar as a prioritization tool, keeping your meetings action-focused, and shifting priorities when the need arises.
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- Identify how to delegate tasks effectively.
- Develop a training mindset.
- Discover how to manage expectations.
- Plan multiple long-term projects.
- Discover how to communicate changes to avoid delays.
- Determine how to prioritize time between meetings and work.
- Demonstrate how to manage your calendar efficiently.
- Identify the correct balance between work and fun.
- Determine how to hold others accountable to deadlines.
- Organize meetings and keep them action-focused.